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Number of office romances falls as people turn to online dating

Around 1 in 10 couples say they met while working together at the same company.

A new study from Stanford University shows the number of office romances fell by 8% over the past two decades.

In the same time, online dating went from being the least popular way of meeting ...

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New Bill to boost development of offshore renewable energy, Govt say

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the government has taken an important step to boost the development of offshore renewable energy.

A revised general scheme of the Marine Planning and Development Management Bill 2019 has been approved, according to a government ...

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David De Gea: I’d love to be handed Manchester United captaincy

David De Gea would love to be named Manchester United captain as the goalkeeper prepares to extend his stay with the club.

PA understands the 28-year-old is preparing to sign a new and improved contract that is likely to tie him down to the Old Trafford giants until 2025.

De ...

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Shamrock Rovers find out next opponents if they get through to next round of Europa League qualifying

Shamrock Rovers will face FK Austria Wien in the next round of qualifying for the Europa League.

Before that Stephen Bradley's men have to get past Apollon Limassol, the first leg is in Tallaght on Thursday.

Rovers go into that tie in good form having beaten UCD 7-0 ...

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‘Happy Birthday Sarah’ trends after woman asked Twitter users for kind wishes

The phrase “Happy Birthday Sarah” trended on Twitter today after a woman asked for kind wishes on her big day.

Sarah Hammond, from Christchurch, tweeted on Sunday that she wasn’t looking forward to her birthday, as her father had died and her mother has dementia. ...

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Ofcom will not investigate Love Island over complaints about treatment of Lucie

Ofcom will not investigate Love Island after complaints were made about the treatment of former contestant Lucie Donlan.

Some 700 people contacted the watchdog about the way the surfer was being treated by her partner Joe Garratt and other female contestants while she was on the show. ...

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Danish police investigate after 100 gravestones vandalised

About 100 gravestones in Denmark have been found vandalised with graffiti in a cemetery next to Hadsund Church in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula.

Several of the gravestones had 666 written on them with black spray paint and large letters.

The number is generally considered ...

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150 firefighters bring huge blaze at London shopping centre under control

Firefighters have spent more than four hours tackling a huge blaze at an east London shopping centre, with reports of extensive damage to the complex.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said they were called at around 7.40am on Monday to The Mall on Selborne Walk in Walthamstow, with more than 150 ...

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Green light for apartments and housing proposal next door to Pat Kenny's home

One of Ireland’s best-known broadcasters, Newstalk's Pat Kenny and his wife, Kathy, have lost out in their battle against plans for apartment and housing development on a site adjacent to their Dalkey home.

This follows An Bord Pleanála in a surprise decision giving Richard Barrett’s ...

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Campaigner appeals for neighbours to be vigilant after pensioner who died in Cork lay undiscovered for seven months

A voluntary worker who has assisted the elderly for decades has urged the public to watch out for their neighbours after the body of a pensioner lay undiscovered in a house on the northside of Cork city for at least seven months.

The pensioner was found dead in his house after a concerned ...

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Laporte ready to battle for his Manchester City place

Aymeric Laporte expects a fight to keep his place in the Manchester City side whether the champions buy a new centre-back this summer or not.

Pep Guardiola has one fewer senior central defender in his squad following the departure of captain Vincent Kompany at the end of last season. ...

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Shane Ross: Govt cannot resume FAI funding until we see independent reports

The Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said that he cannot interfere in the independence of the FAI and cannot endorse a situation where “some of the old regime” is still in place.

It comes after delegates at Saturday’s FAI EGM in Dunboyne backed proposals for comprehensive reform of ...

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Gary Player 'quite choked up' about Shane Lowry's 'remarkable' Open victory

Three-time Open Champion Gary Player believes Shane Lowry's win at Royal Portrush was one of the greatest he has ever seen.

He finished the biggest day of his professional life with a six-stroke victory at the 148th Open Championship in the North.

Player told Sky Sports the fact ...

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Bord Bia hoping to make spuds more a-peel-ing to millennials by making them 'Insta-friendly'

It's that very special time of year that certain potato-loving people have been waiting for.

Yes, 'new potatoes' are here. Spud lovers, rejoice!

The humble potato has always been a staple in our diet with 97% of all households purchasing potatoes.

However, it seems that ...

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Escaped Cork wallaby returns home safe and well

Dora the Explorer, a wallaby who escaped from an animal centre in Cork, has been found safe and well in Kilworth after her little "holiday" in the county over recent days.

Andrew Boyle of Araglin Animal Centre told the Neil Prendeville show on Cork's Red FM that they were delighted to be ...

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Love Island’s Joanna rules out reconciliation with Michael

Love Island star Joanna Chimonides has ruled out a reconciliation with Michael Griffiths after he revealed he still has feelings for Amber Gill.

The reality star, who was axed from the show last week, was reunited with the firefighter during Love Island: Aftersun on Sunday night after he ...

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Volvo recalling 6,000 cars in Ireland

Volvo is recalling 6,000 Irish cars over a faulty part that can cause the engine to catch fire.

The company is pulling back more than half-a-million cars around the world over the issue with a plastic engine intake that can melt and deform.

It says there have been no reports of any ...

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Airlines paid out €390k in compensation as number of complaints increase

There has been a sharp increase in the number of complaints about flight disruption.

The Commission for Aviation Regulation issued its annual report today.

The regulator in charge of enforcing air passenger rights is working to clear a huge backlog of complaints.

In 2017 ...

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Mixed reaction to College Green's pedestrian-only day

Dublin City Council is to reassess plans for two further pedestrian days at College Green.

It follows a mixed reaction to the first trial day yesterday that saw metal barriers set up and security personnel manning the area.

An Bord Pleanala previously turned down an application to ...

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Inquest hears baby's death after attempted vacuum delivery highlights 'dichotomy between public and private patients'

A verdict of medical misadventure into the death of a baby girl following an attempt to perform a vacuum delivery due to her mother’s labour slowing has been returned by an inquest.

Baby Livia Angel Urkova-Marini was the only daughter of parents Ludmila Ukova and Aldo Marini, from Carlow ...

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Watch Shane Lowry party as Shane Ross says Govt 'more than happy to fund' Major celebrations

Shane Lowry has woken up this morning as the Open champion.

The 32-year-old had a night of it last night celebrating his six-stroke Major win over England's Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush yesterday.

Speaking to reporters, Lowry said his winning moment was made even more special by ...

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